Is There A Real Brokeback Mountain?

Is There A Real Brokeback Mountain?

Joined: January 1st, 1970, 12:00 am

December 28th, 2005, 5:12 am #1


Much of Brokeback Mountain is set in Riverton, Wyoming, gateway to the Wind River Range and Gannett Peak.

However according to the IMDB, the “gay cowboy flick” was made in the Canadian Rockies near Calgary, Albert; Fort Macleod in Alberta and La Mesilla, New Mexico.

The USGS Global Names Information System shows no Brokeback Mountain although there is a Brokenback Creek/Narrows/Reservoir about 100 miles northeast of Riverton.

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Brokeback would seem like a good name for a mountain but I could not easily find it via Google although there is a Brokenback mountain range in Australia.

Riverton is depicted in the movie as a dreary wide spot in the road with a delapidated one-room post office — not a “booming” college town of 10,000 with an airport with commercial service.

http://americasroof.com/wp/archives/200 ... -mountain/
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Joined: January 1st, 1970, 12:00 am

December 28th, 2005, 5:25 am #2

Annie Proulx was quoted in Planet Jackson Hole:

Brokeback is not a real place. There is, on a map I once saw, a Break Back Mountain in Wyoming which I have never seen, but the name worked on several levels and replaced half a dozen more pedestrian names I had been trying out.
http://www.planetjh.com/testa_2005_12_07_proulx.html
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Joined: January 1st, 1970, 12:00 am

December 29th, 2005, 4:29 pm #3


Much of Brokeback Mountain is set in Riverton, Wyoming, gateway to the Wind River Range and Gannett Peak.

However according to the IMDB, the “gay cowboy flick” was made in the Canadian Rockies near Calgary, Albert; Fort Macleod in Alberta and La Mesilla, New Mexico.

The USGS Global Names Information System shows no Brokeback Mountain although there is a Brokenback Creek/Narrows/Reservoir about 100 miles northeast of Riverton.

Google Map

Brokeback would seem like a good name for a mountain but I could not easily find it via Google although there is a Brokenback mountain range in Australia.

Riverton is depicted in the movie as a dreary wide spot in the road with a delapidated one-room post office — not a “booming” college town of 10,000 with an airport with commercial service.

http://americasroof.com/wp/archives/200 ... -mountain/

The Columbia Tribune has this cartoon in its December 18, 2005
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Joined: January 21st, 2004, 6:08 am

December 29th, 2005, 5:07 pm #4


Much of Brokeback Mountain is set in Riverton, Wyoming, gateway to the Wind River Range and Gannett Peak.

However according to the IMDB, the “gay cowboy flick” was made in the Canadian Rockies near Calgary, Albert; Fort Macleod in Alberta and La Mesilla, New Mexico.

The USGS Global Names Information System shows no Brokeback Mountain although there is a Brokenback Creek/Narrows/Reservoir about 100 miles northeast of Riverton.

Google Map

Brokeback would seem like a good name for a mountain but I could not easily find it via Google although there is a Brokenback mountain range in Australia.

Riverton is depicted in the movie as a dreary wide spot in the road with a delapidated one-room post office — not a “booming” college town of 10,000 with an airport with commercial service.

http://americasroof.com/wp/archives/200 ... -mountain/
"Brokeback would seem like a good name for a mountain but I could not easily find it via Google although there is a Brokenback mountain range in Australia."

How the !#$%^ did you pull off a Google search and eliminate what must be thousands of references to the movie? Is the "without" feature in the advanced search really that good? Sorry to all those who think this is too much of an internet geekdom question.
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Joined: January 1st, 1970, 12:00 am

December 29th, 2005, 6:58 pm #5


Much of Brokeback Mountain is set in Riverton, Wyoming, gateway to the Wind River Range and Gannett Peak.

However according to the IMDB, the “gay cowboy flick” was made in the Canadian Rockies near Calgary, Albert; Fort Macleod in Alberta and La Mesilla, New Mexico.

The USGS Global Names Information System shows no Brokeback Mountain although there is a Brokenback Creek/Narrows/Reservoir about 100 miles northeast of Riverton.

Google Map

Brokeback would seem like a good name for a mountain but I could not easily find it via Google although there is a Brokenback mountain range in Australia.

Riverton is depicted in the movie as a dreary wide spot in the road with a delapidated one-room post office — not a “booming” college town of 10,000 with an airport with commercial service.

http://americasroof.com/wp/archives/200 ... -mountain/
I did finally manage to simply do a query on "Broke" summits via the USGS. There's no Brokeback Mountain summits in the U.S. There is though:

Brokenback Mountain, TN
http://maps.google.com/maps?q=36.335098 ... oc=A&hl=en
http://topozone.com/map.asp?lat=36.335&lon=-82.89167
http://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/gnispublic ... ID:1278456


Brokenback Mountain, VA
http://maps.google.com/maps?q=38.254019 ... oc=A&hl=en
http://topozone.com/map.asp?lat=38.25389&lon=-78.55972
http://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/gnispublic ... ID:1499164


Here's a list of all the broke summits or alternate variations(with the USGS descriptor URL)
Broken Mountain AK http://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/gnispublic ... ID:1399466
Broken Finger Peak CA http://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/gnispublic ... FID:252187
Broken Hill CA http://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/gnispublic ... FID:255375
Broken Rib Mountain CA http://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/gnispublic ... FID:257475
Brokeoff Mountain CA http://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/gnispublic ... FID:257477
Broken Hill CO http://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/gnispublic ... FID:188676
Broken Hand Peak CO http://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/gnispublic ... FID:192431
Red Mountain ID http://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/gnispublic ... FID:371701
Broken Top ID http://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/gnispublic ... FID:371703
Broken Top Butte ID http://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/gnispublic ... FID:371704
Broken Leg Mountain MT http://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/gnispublic ... FID:780424
Broken Bone Hill ND http://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/gnispublic ... ID:1028141
Broken Ground NH http://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/gnispublic ... FID:865807
Broken Back Crater NM http://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/gnispublic ... FID:886753
Broke Off Mountain NM http://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/gnispublic ... FID:904088
Broken Hills NV http://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/gnispublic ... FID:854378
Old Croken NY http://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/gnispublic ... FID:959255
Broken Top OR http://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/gnispublic ... ID:1138649
Brokenback Mountain TN http://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/gnispublic ... ID:1278456
Brokeleg Mountain TX http://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/gnispublic ... ID:1352923
Brokenback Mountain VA http://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/gnispublic ... ID:1499164
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Joined: January 1st, 1970, 12:00 am

February 17th, 2006, 3:35 am #6


Much of Brokeback Mountain is set in Riverton, Wyoming, gateway to the Wind River Range and Gannett Peak.

However according to the IMDB, the “gay cowboy flick” was made in the Canadian Rockies near Calgary, Albert; Fort Macleod in Alberta and La Mesilla, New Mexico.

The USGS Global Names Information System shows no Brokeback Mountain although there is a Brokenback Creek/Narrows/Reservoir about 100 miles northeast of Riverton.

Google Map

Brokeback would seem like a good name for a mountain but I could not easily find it via Google although there is a Brokenback mountain range in Australia.

Riverton is depicted in the movie as a dreary wide spot in the road with a delapidated one-room post office — not a “booming” college town of 10,000 with an airport with commercial service.

http://americasroof.com/wp/archives/200 ... -mountain/

Download our Google Earth tour of Brokeback Mountain locations here

You of course need the free program Google Earth installed and a high bandwidth internet connection.

This was all prompted by the most popular thread ever when we discussed whether there are any Brokeback Mountains in the country.




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Joined: March 3rd, 2006, 9:13 pm

March 3rd, 2006, 9:31 pm #7


Much of Brokeback Mountain is set in Riverton, Wyoming, gateway to the Wind River Range and Gannett Peak.

However according to the IMDB, the “gay cowboy flick” was made in the Canadian Rockies near Calgary, Albert; Fort Macleod in Alberta and La Mesilla, New Mexico.

The USGS Global Names Information System shows no Brokeback Mountain although there is a Brokenback Creek/Narrows/Reservoir about 100 miles northeast of Riverton.

Google Map

Brokeback would seem like a good name for a mountain but I could not easily find it via Google although there is a Brokenback mountain range in Australia.

Riverton is depicted in the movie as a dreary wide spot in the road with a delapidated one-room post office — not a “booming” college town of 10,000 with an airport with commercial service.

http://americasroof.com/wp/archives/200 ... -mountain/
Hello,

I am a Wyoming native of Washakie County and spent several years of my life hunting, fishing, camping and hiking in the Big Horn Mountain range of North Central Wyoming. My uncle owned an "outfitters" ranch in the Paintrock Basin of the Big Horns and my family and I are quite familiar with the area.

Although there is no "Brokeback" mountain there, there is however a Brokenback Mountain and a Break Back Mountain. Not named after a particular mountain but after the surroundings and how treachorous and difficult it is to get around there. The closest town to Brokenback mountain is Tensleep, Wyoming, which is a very small town.

You can go to this link and it will provide more information on the area:
http://www.tensleepwy.com/smoke_signals.htm

and here is a news story out of Kansas that has some information on it:
http://www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascit ... 880246.htm

Hope that helps!

Sincerely,

A Wyoming Native
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Joined: January 22nd, 2004, 5:48 am

March 4th, 2006, 2:39 pm #8


Much of Brokeback Mountain is set in Riverton, Wyoming, gateway to the Wind River Range and Gannett Peak.

However according to the IMDB, the “gay cowboy flick” was made in the Canadian Rockies near Calgary, Albert; Fort Macleod in Alberta and La Mesilla, New Mexico.

The USGS Global Names Information System shows no Brokeback Mountain although there is a Brokenback Creek/Narrows/Reservoir about 100 miles northeast of Riverton.

Google Map

Brokeback would seem like a good name for a mountain but I could not easily find it via Google although there is a Brokenback mountain range in Australia.

Riverton is depicted in the movie as a dreary wide spot in the road with a delapidated one-room post office — not a “booming” college town of 10,000 with an airport with commercial service.

http://americasroof.com/wp/archives/200 ... -mountain/
I was recently informed by a NCSU graduate friend of mine that Orange County Community College (UNC) is located in a town that has been renamed Brokeback Hill.

(It used to be called Chapel Hill)
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Joined: January 21st, 2004, 3:15 pm

March 7th, 2006, 5:09 am #9


Much of Brokeback Mountain is set in Riverton, Wyoming, gateway to the Wind River Range and Gannett Peak.

However according to the IMDB, the “gay cowboy flick” was made in the Canadian Rockies near Calgary, Albert; Fort Macleod in Alberta and La Mesilla, New Mexico.

The USGS Global Names Information System shows no Brokeback Mountain although there is a Brokenback Creek/Narrows/Reservoir about 100 miles northeast of Riverton.

Google Map

Brokeback would seem like a good name for a mountain but I could not easily find it via Google although there is a Brokenback mountain range in Australia.

Riverton is depicted in the movie as a dreary wide spot in the road with a delapidated one-room post office — not a “booming” college town of 10,000 with an airport with commercial service.

http://americasroof.com/wp/archives/200 ... -mountain/
Crash Hill? Crash Peak? Crash Creek?
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Joined: January 20th, 2004, 6:42 pm

March 7th, 2006, 6:10 pm #10

There's a Crash Creek in the Ray Mountains of Alaska. This stream was named because there was wreckage from a plane crash on the slopes above the stream.

http://www.topozone.com/map.asp?z=5&n=7 ... ayer=DRG50

I understand there's also a Crash Creek in Oregon.
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